Period
to 3 June 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Games in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered in vacancies that have cited Games over the 6 months to 3 June 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Gaming
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 159 186 185
Rank change year-on-year +27 -1 +21
Permanent jobs citing Games 105 151 170
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.59% 1.51% 1.60%
As % of the General category 3.20% 2.90% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 109 133 163
Median annual salary £72,500 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £44,500 £37,500 £41,500
90th Percentile £94,000 £87,000 £85,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +9.09%

Games is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
City of London
Permanent vacancies with a requirement for common skills 3,284 5,206 6,246
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 49.64% 52.22% 58.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2,854 4,583 5,551
Median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £41,185 £37,500 £37,500
90th Percentile £106,250 £97,500 £96,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £65,000 £60,000
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -

Games
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Games as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Games in the City of London.

Salary trend for Games in the City of London

Games
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing Games in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Salary histogram for Games in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, IT jobs citing Games also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Games.

1 35 (33.33%) Java
2 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (18.10%) Finance
3 19 (18.10%) Degree
3 19 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (17.14%) Mentoring
4 18 (17.14%) Microservices
4 18 (17.14%) C#
4 18 (17.14%) Python
5 17 (16.19%) Azure
5 17 (16.19%) AWS
5 17 (16.19%) DevOps
6 16 (15.24%) Docker
6 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
7 15 (14.29%) Spring
7 15 (14.29%) RESTful
7 15 (14.29%) GCP
7 15 (14.29%) Kubernetes
8 14 (13.33%) Scrum
8 14 (13.33%) B2C
9 13 (12.38%) Web Services
9 13 (12.38%) Online Games
9 13 (12.38%) Prototyping
10 12 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (11.43%) Kanban
10 12 (11.43%) Computer Science
11 11 (10.48%) QA
11 11 (10.48%) Open Source
12 10 (9.52%) Scala

Games
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (4.76%) Apache Spark
2 3 (2.86%) Apache
3 2 (1.90%) IIS
3 2 (1.90%) nginx
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.90%) Sketch
3 1 (0.95%) 3ds Max
3 1 (0.95%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.95%) Adobe XD
3 1 (0.95%) InDesign
3 1 (0.95%) LightWave 3D
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.95%) MODO
3 1 (0.95%) Revit
3 1 (0.95%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (16.19%) AWS
1 17 (16.19%) Azure
2 15 (14.29%) GCP
3 3 (2.86%) npm
3 3 (2.86%) Power Platform
3 3 (2.86%) SaaS
4 2 (1.90%) Office 365
4 2 (1.90%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.95%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.90%) Network Security
2 1 (0.95%) VoIP
2 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) Big Data
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.86%) Looker
2 3 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.86%) OLAP
2 3 (2.86%) Power BI
3 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.95%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.95%) JanusGraph
4 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.95%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.95%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.95%) Snowflake Schema
4 1 (0.95%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.71%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.86%) Cucumber
3 3 (2.86%) JUnit
3 3 (2.86%) Postman
3 3 (2.86%) Selenium
3 3 (2.86%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (2.86%) webpack
4 2 (1.90%) Axure RP
4 2 (1.90%) Balsamiq
4 2 (1.90%) GitLab
4 2 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.90%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.95%) CMake
5 1 (0.95%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.95%) JIRA
5 1 (0.95%) PhantomJS
5 1 (0.95%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (18.10%) Finance
2 10 (9.52%) Banking
2 10 (9.52%) Law
3 9 (8.57%) Marketing
4 8 (7.62%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.71%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Developer
2 20 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.38%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.52%) Product Manager
5 9 (8.57%) Games Developer
6 8 (7.62%) Applications Manager
6 8 (7.62%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.67%) Consultant
7 7 (6.67%) Senior Java Developer
8 6 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
8 6 (5.71%) Security Consultant
9 5 (4.76%) Agile Project Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Software Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Analyst
10 4 (3.81%) Designer
10 4 (3.81%) Java Games Developer
10 4 (3.81%) Junior
10 4 (3.81%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) RESTful
1 15 (14.29%) Spring
2 13 (12.38%) Web Services
3 10 (9.52%) .NET
4 8 (7.62%) CSS
4 8 (7.62%) HTML
5 7 (6.67%) AngularJS
5 7 (6.67%) Unity (Game Engine)
6 6 (5.71%) EJB
6 6 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 6 (5.71%) JMS
6 6 (5.71%) JPA
6 6 (5.71%) JSP
7 5 (4.76%) HTML5
7 5 (4.76%) React
7 5 (4.76%) Sass
8 4 (3.81%) LESS
9 3 (2.86%) Gherkin
9 3 (2.86%) GraphQL
9 3 (2.86%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.38%) Online Games
3 12 (11.43%) Greenfield Project
4 10 (9.52%) Mobile App
5 8 (7.62%) User Experience
6 5 (4.76%) Mobile Games
7 4 (3.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 4 (3.81%) Social Media
8 3 (2.86%) Cyberattack
9 2 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.90%) Blog
9 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (1.90%) Marketing Technology
9 2 (1.90%) Social Network
10 1 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.95%) NHS
10 1 (0.95%) Robotics
10 1 (0.95%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (9.52%) Apple iOS
1 10 (9.52%) Linux
2 9 (8.57%) Android
3 6 (5.71%) Windows
4 2 (1.90%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (31.43%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (17.14%) Mentoring
2 18 (17.14%) Microservices
3 17 (16.19%) DevOps
4 14 (13.33%) B2C
4 14 (13.33%) Scrum
5 13 (12.38%) Prototyping
6 12 (11.43%) Computer Science
6 12 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (11.43%) Kanban
7 11 (10.48%) Open Source
8 10 (9.52%) A/B Testing
8 10 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (9.52%) Technical Leadership
9 9 (8.57%) Issue Tracking
9 9 (8.57%) Mobile First
9 9 (8.57%) Product Management
10 8 (7.62%) OO
10 8 (7.62%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.62%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (33.33%) Java
2 18 (17.14%) C#
2 18 (17.14%) Python
3 16 (15.24%) JavaScript
4 10 (9.52%) Scala
4 10 (9.52%) SQL
5 8 (7.62%) Kotlin
5 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
6 6 (5.71%) Ruby
7 5 (4.76%) C++
8 4 (3.81%) ES6
8 4 (3.81%) Go
8 4 (3.81%) Java 8
9 3 (2.86%) Bash Shell
10 2 (1.90%) C
10 2 (1.90%) PHP
11 1 (0.95%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.95%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 19 (18.10%) Degree
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.86%) CREST Certified
4 1 (0.95%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (0.95%) MCP
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) QA
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Docker
2 3 (2.86%) Firmware
3 2 (1.90%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.95%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (14.29%) Kubernetes
2 9 (8.57%) Puppet
3 7 (6.67%) Ansible
4 6 (5.71%) Terraform
5 3 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.95%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Google
1 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 5 (4.76%) Tableau
3 4 (3.81%) Incapsula
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle
3 4 (3.81%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (2.86%) Adobe
5 2 (1.90%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.90%) Facebook
6 1 (0.95%) Alteryx
6 1 (0.95%) Citrix
6 1 (0.95%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
6 1 (0.95%) Netezza
6 1 (0.95%) Perforce
6 1 (0.95%) Sage
6 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.95%) Vertica